An impressive swathe of fledgling talent demanded attention at Copenhagen Fashion Week. A minimalist handwriting set the directional design agenda, with very little chaff among the creative wheat on show in Denmark.
THE LOOK: A clean, preppy aesthetic highlighted by clever constructions.
COLOURS: Chalky neutrals, black, white and 1950s floral prints.
KEY PIECES: Volume dresses and slouchy pleated trousers.
PRICES: £16 to £98
CONTACT: 00 46 40 97 96 26
THE LOOK: Minimalist styles with a focus on soft colours and exaggerated silhouettes.
COLOURS: Soft sea blue, oatmeal, cream and butter.
KEY PIECES: Long jerseys, pleated high-waisted pants and tuxedo-style jackets.
PRICES: £23 to £116
CONTACT: 00 46 87 33 58 24 88
THE LOOK: Origami folds, puff sleeves and shoulders and ruffled details.
COLOURS: Mainly black and white.
KEY PIECES: Black halterneck top with triangular origami folds falling from the neckline and Elizabethan ruffle collar tops pleated through the chest.
PRICES: £31 to £204
CONTACT: 020 7739 6002 www.casmose.dk
FIFTH AVENUE SHOE REPAIR
THE LOOK: Draped, minimalist and deconstructed featuring asymmetric folding and origami constructions on eveningwear.
COLOURS: Black, red and grey.
KEY PIECES: Japanese-inspired kimono dresses with intricate folding on sleeves and origami-constructed panels.
PRICES: £24 to £103
CONTACT: 00 46 82 14 808 www.shoerepair.se
THE LOOK: Cleverly constructed simple shapes with a chic preppy personality.
COLOURS: Black, white, grey, bright red, and geometric floral prints.
KEY PIECES: Bubble hem chiffon shift with silk yoke.
PRICES: £22 to £240
CONTACT: 00 45 31 26 65 43 www.potzbraulein.dk
THE LOOK: Future utility.
COLOURS: A muted palette of neutrals, black and midnight blue.
KEY PIECES: Cropped sporty blouson with gathered neckline, cuffs and hem.
PRICES: £54 to £270
CONTACT: 00 46 70 14 34 444
THE LOOK: Feminine styles with nods to utility.
COLOURS: Black, grey, nude, metallics and mint green.
KEY PIECES: Sheer ruffle-front smocks and a belted wrap dress.
PRICES: £70 to £170
CONTACT: 00 45 30 29 22 24
WINGS BY VADUMSRUM
THE LOOK: Unfussy contemporary silhouettes in delicate fabrics.
COLOURS: Matt metallics, grey, and neutrals with flashes of colour.
KEY PIECES: Funnel-necked smock dress with patch pockets.
PRICES: £17 to £97
CONTACT: 00 45 33 25 11 19 www.vadumsrum.dk
THE LOOK: Avant-garde street-inspired womenswear with a 1980s twist.
COLOURS: Floral prints and monochrome with all-over slogans on jerseys.
KEY PIECES: Ruffle-front shirt and puff-sleeved grandad shirt with horizontal pin-tucked yoke.
PRICES: £9 to £136
CONTACT: 00 45 28 88 95 03 www.snobdesign.com
THE LOOK: Feminine preppy looks alongside retro-tinged pieces.
COLOURS: Spot pattern prints, grey, cobalt blue, pink and subtle metallics.
KEY PIECES: Bib-front silver shirt and 1920s-inspired belted dress with subtle purple metallic weave.
PRICES: £16 to £153
CONTACT: 00 45 33 30 89 89, www.stella-nova.dk
THE LOOK: Clean architectural silhouettes.
COLOURS: Grey, black and stone punctuated by buttercup yellow and blush pink highlights.
KEY PIECES: Capped sleeve dress with origami-fold collar and pleated skirt.
PRICES: £27 to £91
CONTACT: 00 45 27 29 37 20
SOAKED IN LUXURY
THE LOOK: Young party wear.
COLOURS: Monochrome, neutrals and metallics.
KEY PIECES: Metallic dresses with pleats falling from neckline through body.
PRICES: £3 to £25
CONTACT: 020 8871 2155